US instrumental rockers Vasudeva announce UK tour including appearance at ArcTanGent Festival 2016

US instrumental rockers Vasudeva are excited to announce a run of UK tours in August, including a tour alongside French post-rockers Totorro and a slow at this year's ArcTanGent Festival.

Full list of dates:

15th - Dublin @ Hangar w/ Gulfer

17th - Cardiff @ House Show w/ Gulfer

18-20th - Fernhill Farm, Bristol @ Arctangent Festival 

21st - Glasgow @ Stereo w/ Totorro

22nd - Leeds @ Temple of Boom w/ Totorro

23rd - Manchester @ Gulliver’s w/ Totorro

24th - Nottingham @ The Bodega w/ Totorro

25th - Brighton @ The Hope and Ruin w/ Totorro, Waking Aida

26th - Basingstoke @ The Sanctuary w/ Totorro, Waking Aida

27th - London @ The Old Blue Last w/ Totorro, Waking Aida

28th - Leicester @ The Exchange w/ Totorro, Waking Aida

Watch the band on Audiotree here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxV38d29Jk0

A band who've played alongside Pianos Become The Teeth, CHON, Modern Baseball, and more, Vasudeva's style of feelgood lo-fi lighthearted instrumental rock is the perfect soundtrack to your summer. Touring for the last four years, the band have travelled all over the US, as well as touring in Eastern and Central Canada. Two years since the band's previous tour of UK / EU, this new run of dates is the perfect opportunity to catch this infectious band.

With new material in the pipeline and their first UK festival appearance around the corner, keep your eyes open for this irresistable band.

For more information: 
https://www.facebook.com/VasudevaMusic
https://twitter.com/vasudevamusic
https://vasudeva.bandcamp.com/
http://vasudevamusic.com/

SERVERS announce FREE track download SPELLS

SERVERS announce FREE track download SPELLS

The UK's dirtiest rock ‘n’ roll cult, SERVERS, have released a free download of their track Spells ahead of their album release Everything is OK on the 19 August 2016 via Undergroove Records
 

Comments drummer Ant Nettleship, "Spells is about a point in time when you realise you've been blinded by outside influence for too long and it's time to wake up. Everything is OK!"

Album Everything is OK is a vociferous call to arms from the Northern rockers. 10 brooding tracks unleashing a healthy dose of melancholic beauty with equal amounts of haunting disposition, sonic drama, captivating hooks and 43 minutes of mood-building tension, succinctly enveloped by vocalist Lee Storrar's (ex G.U. Medicine) evocative, untouchable vocal delivery. 

Having perfected their sound on stages at Guilfest and Hammerfest and being main tour support for My Ruin under their belt, the band are set to spend the rest of 2016 gigging and touring with an album launch show scheduled for August 19th at the Barnsley Rock and Blues Bar. 

Everything is OK will be released on August 19 via Undergroove Records. Pre-orders are available now via iTunes

Find out more about the band
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VANITY DRAWS BLOOD announce tour with Black Tongue and stream new single

VANITY DRAWS BLOOD announce tour with Black Tongue and stream new single

Sinister UK metallers VANITY DRAWS BLOOD are set to tour the UK supporting Black Tongue. The band are also streaming new single 'Haunted', which is taken from their EP Perspective / Dread out now.

Check out 'Haunted' here: https://soundcloud.com/vanitydrawsblood/haunted-single-version/s-J5RjT

Tour dates: 

AUGUST

17 -The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
18 - The Junction, Plymouth
19 - Blue Line Studios, Bournemouth
20 - Boston Music Room, London

These dates follow their already announced UK tour with Feed Her To The Sharks and Confessions Of A Traitor:

AUGUST

1 - Temple Of Boom, Leeds
2 - The Vestry, Dundee
3 - The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
4 - The Live Rooms, Chester
5 - The Cricketer's, Kingston

Purchase Perspective / Dread here - http://vanitydrawsblood.co.uk/shop/

UK rockers Eva Plays Dead robbed of £3,000 worth of gear; launch appeal

UK rockers Eva Plays Dead robbed of £3,000 worth of gear; launch appeal

No-nonsense Derbyshire rockers Eva Plays Dead are devastated to announce the loss of £3,000 worth of equipment following a robbery on their tour van. Lost items include the band's new drumkit, the guitarist's pedalboard and bassist's amp heads, as well as many more. 

The news comes at a particularly difficult time for the band as they're set to play Macmillan Fest and FortFest very shortly. To raise funds, Eva Plays Dead have produced a one-off t-shirt, which you can purchase here:

T-shirt: http://goo.gl/Z9c7oY

A fan-genererated GoFundMe has also been created, which you can donate to here: 
http://www.gofundme.com/helpevaplaysdead

The local police have been informed but if you see any equipment surfacing (full list below) the band ask you please get in touch:

www.evaplaysdead.com
www.facebook.com/evaplaysdead
http://www.thearteryfoundation.com/artists/eva-plays-dead/
www.youtube.com/evaplaysdeadtv
www.twitter.com/evaplaysdead

List of equipment:
-Hiwatt Maxwatt guitar amp (stickers on front)
-Laney bass amp
-Pedal train pro
-Voodoo lab pedal power 2
-Korg pitch black+ tuner
-Boss ns2
-MXR custom badass distortion
-Dr Green hairy tongue fuzz
-TC electronic flashback delay x4
-EHX (electronic harmonix) Pog2
-Vox wah
-Puretone ABY soft touch
-Shure P series wireless
-Gretsch Renown RN2-R644 drum kit
-3x protection racket soft cases (24x16, 13x9, 16x16)

Progressive post-rock outfit FOES announce co-headline UK tour with WE NEVER LEARNED TO LIVE

Progressive post-rock outfit FOES announce co-headline UK tour with WE NEVER LEARNED TO LIVE

Progressive post-rockers FOES are set to embark on a co-headline tour next month with Brighton five-piece We Never Learned To Live, following their appearances at Tramlines, ArcTanGent and Throwfest.

The band will be touring in support of their latest single 'The Everest', which is out now on Basick Records. 

First premiered via Prog, you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PLZA4aC8oA

Catch FOES' mesmerising live performance at one of the following dates:

23.07 - Sheffield, Tramlines (Sheffield City Hall)
20.08 - Bristol, ArcTanGent Festival
21.08 - Cardiff, Throwfest
25.08 - Chester, Live Rooms*
26.08 - Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle*
27.08 - Basingstoke, Sanctuary*
28.08 - Bridgwater, Cobblestones*
29.08 - Bristol, Mothers Ruin*
03.09 - Bedfordshire, Fort Fest

*w/ We Never Learned To Live

Purchase 'The Everest' here:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-everest-single/id1125262566
Bandcamp: http://music.basickrecords.com/album/the-everest

A refreshing and unique blend of atmospheric alt-rock and cinematic post-rock, FOES have achieved an impressive amount since their 2013 debut Ophir. Garnering support from the likes of Kerrang, Rock Sound ("sheer brilliance"), Clash, Q, DIY ("rock-solid riffs and first-album Oceansize atmospherics") and more, the band have played alongside the likes of 36 CrazyfistsHacktivistPress to MecoThe Xcerts, and Listener, just to name a few.

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/foesuk
http://basickrecords.com/

PLINI streams 'Electric Sunrise' single and teases album details

PLINI streams 'Electric Sunrise' single and teases album details

24-year-old prog-guitar virtuoso PLINI has unveiled "Electric Sunrise" as the lead single of his upcoming full-length debut album Handmade Cities, due out late summer 2016.

Originally premiered on Guitar World, check out "Electric Sunrise" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv_a6rlRjZk

The self-produced, self-managed guitarist and composer has cultivated a worldwide following as a result of his three independently released EPs, a corresponding transcription book and a string of sold-out shows in the U.S. with Intervals. PLINI, whose videos have amassed more than five million views on YouTube, is now on a festival and club tour with Animals As Leaders and Intervals. Tour dates, artwork and a track-list for Handmade Cities are below.

Plini's fretwork has garnered praise from top players across the globe, including none other than Steve Vai“When I saw Plini play, I felt that the future of exceptional guitar playing was secure,” Vai said.

The album features world-class performances from drummer Troy Wright and bassist Simon Grove (The Helix Nebula) and artwork by long-time collaborator Alex Pryle.

PLINI commented “I imagine each of these pieces as soundtracks to different narratives and urban spaces. Some are real, some are imaginary, some are both. When we were recording drums, there were many moments where Troy was interpreting certain rhythms completely differently to me.

"In the same way, I had a very specific concept for this collection of tunes and artwork, but I find it exciting that, being instrumental music, where it takes the listener could be completely different to what I intended.”


Tour dates:

7/20/2016    Patronaat    Haarlem, Netherlands
7/21/2016    Valkhof Festival    Nijmegen, Netherlands
7/22/2016    ROCKPALAST    Bochum, Germany
7/23/2016    Colos-Saal    Aschaffenburg, Germany
7/24/2016    Free & Easy    Munuch, Germany
7/25/2016    Wizemann    Stutgart, Germany
7/26/2016    GRILLEN    Colmar, France
7/28/2016    Dynamo    Zurich, Switzerland
7/29/2016    Centre Culturel Oecuménique    Lyon, France
7/30/2016    CONNEXION    Toulouse, France
8/01/2016    BUT    Madrid, Spain
8/02/2016    RAZZ2    Barcelona, Spain
8/03/2016    Rats    Puget Sur Argens, France
8/04/2016    Phenomenon    Fontaneto D'agogna, Italy
8/05/2016    Il Deposito    Pordenone, Italy
8/09/2016    Szene Wien    Vienna, Austria
8/10/2016    A38    Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2016    Brutal Assault    Josefov Fortress, Czech Republic
8/12/2016    Musik & Freiden    Berlin, Germany
8/13/2016    Knust    Hamburg, Germany
8/14/2016    Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V.    Wiesbaden, Germany
8/15/2016    GARAGE    Saarbrücken, Germany
8/16/2016    DIVAN DU MONDE    Paris, France
8/18/2016    The Craufurd Arms    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
8/19/2016    Arctangent Festival    Bristole, United Kingdom
8/20/2016    Key Club    Leeds, United Kingdom
8/21/2016    GARAGE    London, United Kingdom

Handmade Cities Track-list:

1.      Electric Sunrise (Hear it above!)
2.      Handmade Cities
3.      Inhale
4.      Every Piece Matters
5.      Pastures
6.      Here We Are, Again
7.      Cascade

For More Information: 

PLINI Website || PLINI Facebook || PLINI Twitter || PLINI Youtube

UK post-hardcore band They Say Fall release Dexter-inspired new single 'Darkly Dreaming'

Post-hardcore rockers They Say Fall are proud to release their new single 'Darkly Dreaming'. Inspired by smash crime series Dexter, the video is a compelling and entertainingly unusual watch. 

Premiered on Punktastic, watch 'Darkly Dreaming' here: https://youtu.be/UpzDGLAdwhI

An infectious hook-led track and impressively multi-varied, 'Darkly Dreaming' is a song that grabs your ears and refuses to let go. From the off-kilter verses to the atmosphere of the build to the final chorus, this is an impressively three-dimensional song.

'Darkly Dreaming' is another chapter in the story of a young band who've already achieved an impressive amount in their relatively short history. Having previously supported Madina Lake, While She Sleeps, Mallory Knox and more, They Say Fall's previous single 'Deadlights' was named as one of Scuzz Underground's Best Of 2015.

With a new album in the pipeline the future's bright for this creatively inspiring band. 

See They Say Fall live at the following and live on tour this Winter (dates TBA):

Kill The Festival | Leeds | 6th of August
West Street Live | Sheffield | 14th of August

For more information:
http://www.facebook.com/theysayfall
https://www.youtube.com/c/theysayfall
http://www.twitter.com/theysayfall
http://theysayfall.bandcamp.com

Chilean prog rockers AISLES announce rescheduled European tour dates and release new video

Acclaimed Chilean prog rockers AISLES have announced their rescheduled European tour. Travelling the continent in October, the tour news accompanies the band's release of their new video for single 'Upside Down'.

Have a listen & watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf5rq6G0X28

Available for free download here: https://aisles.bandcamp.com/track/upside-down

Tour dates:

FRI 21 OCT – SON CUBANOS, LOMMEL - BELGIUM

SAT 22 OCT – PROGROCK KAMPEN, KAMPEN- NETHERLANDS

SUN 23 OCT – BOERDERIJ, ZOETERMEER - NETHERLANDS

WED 26 OCT – PENICHE ANTIPODE, PARIS - FRANCE

THU 27 OCT – EXTASE, TILLBURG - NETHERLANDS

SUN 30 OCT – THE CAMDEN ASSEMBLY (BARFLY), LONDON - UK


With remaining dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

'Upside Down' comes ahead of the band's new double-disc LP, Hawaiiout July 29 via Presagio Records. The album is available for preorder in various formats and bundles on Aisles' official website: http://www.aislesproject.com/aisles/store/store.html

A shining example of prog rock's universal reach, the Chilean band, formed 15 years ago, have a long and illustrious history. Previously nominated in the Italian Prog Awards, the band are the only South American group to be invited to France's Crescendo Festival de Rock Progressif. Hawaii is the band's fourth studio album, a monumental, immersive, beautiful double-disc journey, reminiscent of Camel, Yes, Rush, Genesis, Marillion and more.

For more information:
http://aislesproject.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Aislesproject/
https://twitter.com/Aislesproject
https://www.youtube.com/aislesproject
https://play.spotify.com/artist/1aHj1tpKsDAUDDOMZXcjQg

Black Crown Initiate release new single 'Vicious Lives'

Black Crown Initiate release new single 'Vicious Lives'

BLACK CROWN INITIATE have released 'Vicious Lives', the third single off their new albumSelves We Cannot Forgive, out July 22nd via Long Branch Records / SPV. The final track on the record and one of the most atmospheric and darkest songs the band has ever recorded, it's a perfectly fitting final movement for Selves We Cannot Forgive.

Listen to the song 'Vicious Lives' here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLLc1Cqj7Q

The song and the two previous singles 'For Red Cloud' and 'Selves We Cannot Forgive' are also available as instant-grat download & stream. 
Get it here: https://BlackCrownInitiate.lnk.to/SelvesWeCannotForgivePR

Black Crown Initiate have worked their way into the heavy music community’s collective consciousness with steady determination. Likeminded supporters who made the thrilling discovery of songs like 'A Great Mistake', 'The Fractured One', and 'Withering Waves' are rewarded in kind by the continued evolution on Selves We Can Not Forgive.

As Black Crown Initiate continuously proves, heavy metal and heavy intelligence don’t have to be mutually exclusive. These men are conjuring an awe inspiring body of work that is as unstoppable as it was inevitable, like existence itself. This is high-minded art delivered with a guttural growl. 

On top of all, the pennsylvanian progressive metallers BLACK CROWN INITIATE will join BORN OF OSIRISVEIL OF MAYA and VOLUMES on the Sumerian Alliance tour across the UK and Europe. 

Dates:

09.09.16 Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte  
10.09.16 Belgium Brussels @ VK  
11.09.16 UK Leeds @ Key Club  
12.09.16 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand  
13.09.16 UK Manchester @ Sound Control  
14.09.16 UK Cardiff @ The Globe  
15.09.16 UK London @ o2 Islington Academy  
16.09.16 Netherlands Tilburg @ 013  
17.09.16 France Paris @ Fleche d'Or  
18.09.16 France Toulouse @ Metronum    
20.09.16 Spain Madrid @ Changó   
21.09.16 Spain Barcelona @ Salamandra 2  
22.09.16 France Montpellier @ Secret Place  
23.09.16 Italy Milano @ Legend Club  
24.09.16 Switzerland Lausanne @ Cerbervs Fest  
25.09.16 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage  
26.09.16 Germany München @ Backstage  
27.09.16 Austria Wien @ Arena  
28.09.16 Hungary Budapest @ Durer Kurt  
29.09.16 Poland Katowice @ Mega Club  
30.09.16 Germany Leipzig @ Täubchenthal  
01.10.16 Germany Köln @ Euroblast   
02.10.16 Germany Köln @ Euroblast   
03.10.16 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden  
05.10.16 Sweden Stockholm @ En Arena  
06.10.16 Norway Oslo @ John Dee  
07.10.16 Sweden Gothenburg @ Fangelset   
08.10.16 Denmark Aarhus @ Atlas


http://www.fb.com/BlackCrownInitiate
http://twitter.com/BCInitiate
http://www.instagram.com/blackcrowninitiate
http://www.fb.com/LongBranchRecords
http://www.lbr-shop.com

THECITYISOURS reveal video for 'Dry Your Eyes'

THECITYISOURS reveal video for 'Dry Your Eyes'

London metalcore outfit THECITYISOURS have revealed the video for their latest single 'Dry Your Eyes'. The track is the second to be taken from their debut EP Wildfire, which is set for release on the 22nd July 2016.

Watch the video, which was premiered via Metal Hammer, here: https://youtu.be/kuNCkOSc0-g 

To celebrate the release of the EP the quintet will head out on tour across the UK, catch them at one of the following dates: 

21.07.2016 - London, The Garage
22.07.2016 - Brighton, The Hope
23.07.2016 - Leeds, The Key Club
24.07.2016 - Newcastle, Head Of Steam

Sitting between modern metalcore and UK rock, THECITYISOURS have created a sound that both packs a punch but is also full of multiple sing-a-long hooks in every track. Frontman Sam Stolliday’s melodically abrasive vocal delivery intertwines with singer / guitarist Mikey Page’s angelic tones to great effect, whist Mikey and fellow guitarist George Munroe provide chunky guitar riffs and space rock inspired leads. Conor Fountain (drums) and Jamie Deeks (bass) are the band's solid foundation which combined with all the elements, is comparable to the likes of Bury Tomorrow and Of Mice and Men, but also The Amity Affliction and early Deaf Havana.

Since the release of their debut single ‘A Reason‘, THECITYISOURS have already toured the UK far and wide, playing shows with the likes of Don Broco, Fort Hope, Betraying The Martyrs, Roam, The Hell, Heck, Napoleon, Attention Thieves and more. Having been a band for barely a year and garnered support from the likes of Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Kerrang,THECITYISOURS' achievements are ones to be admired. 

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/TheCityIsOursUK/
https://www.twitter.com/TheCityIsOursUK
https://www.musicglue.com/thecityisours/